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Final Design Report For The Bioburden Pre-Cleaning Device And Dr. Mark Rasnake At The University Of Tennessee Medical Center, Katherine Elizabeth Stiles, Megan Pitz, Kayla Franklin, Simran Dayal, Austin Bullock May 2019

Final Design Report For The Bioburden Pre-Cleaning Device And Dr. Mark Rasnake At The University Of Tennessee Medical Center, Katherine Elizabeth Stiles, Megan Pitz, Kayla Franklin, Simran Dayal, Austin Bullock

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Torch Mounted Wire Nipper, Steven D. Patrick, Matt Montgomery, Ben Rouse, Garrett D. Foust May 2019

Torch Mounted Wire Nipper, Steven D. Patrick, Matt Montgomery, Ben Rouse, Garrett D. Foust

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Improving Sheet Molding Compound, Zebulon G. Mcreynolds Sep 2018

Improving Sheet Molding Compound, Zebulon G. Mcreynolds

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Zebulon McReynolds

An important attribute of the compression molding process is the requirement of (Sheet Molding Compound) SMC. The fibers, commonly glass or carbon fibers, are impregnated with thermoset resin and collected in continuous form on a conveyor belt. The SMC charge is rolled between rollers to wet out the fibers with resin. The SMC charge is then compression molded to a desired part reflecting the designed mold. The part could be an automotive part or any other industrial applicable part. Compression molding with fibers and polymers is the largest component of most of the manufacturing industries in the world ...


Advanced Catalyst Systems Senior Design Project, Megan Peck May 2017

Advanced Catalyst Systems Senior Design Project, Megan Peck

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Lab Toner Vacuum Cleaner Caddy, Treavor C. Johnson Mr., Robert K. Davis Mr., Spencer K. Sanders Mr., Erin M. Miller Ms. May 2017

Lab Toner Vacuum Cleaner Caddy, Treavor C. Johnson Mr., Robert K. Davis Mr., Spencer K. Sanders Mr., Erin M. Miller Ms.

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Automated Fusegrade Testing Machine, Natalie A. Rayfield, Peter Trzil, Dylan Moore, Colin Roberson, Haley Register May 2016

Automated Fusegrade Testing Machine, Natalie A. Rayfield, Peter Trzil, Dylan Moore, Colin Roberson, Haley Register

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Hand Adjustable Position Override For Large Exit Bin, David J. Michalik, Alex Wiseman, Kelsey Grover, David Bryan Dec 2015

Hand Adjustable Position Override For Large Exit Bin, David J. Michalik, Alex Wiseman, Kelsey Grover, David Bryan

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Industrial Paper Tray, Kristin L. Woodward, Brady Bauer, Kevin Brown, Austin Mclaurine May 2015

Industrial Paper Tray, Kristin L. Woodward, Brady Bauer, Kevin Brown, Austin Mclaurine

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Solidification On Tensile Strength Of Cocr 2lc In Selective Laser Melting, Stefan Robert Popp May 2015

Impact Of Solidification On Tensile Strength Of Cocr 2lc In Selective Laser Melting, Stefan Robert Popp

Masters Theses

Selective laser melting (SLM) is an additive manufacturing technique with which parts of nearly arbitrary shape and complexity can be produced. The parts are generated layer for layer directly out of a 3D CAD model completely without forming tools.

In this work, the selective laser technique is applied to a CoCrMo alloy. Due to its high corrosion resistance, wear-resistance, and heat resistance, this alloy is mainly used for medical or high temperature applications.

A systematic approach is used to investigate the influence of the process parameters laser power and exposure time (pulsed laser) on density, melt pool dimensions, melt pool ...


Stability Analysis Of The Rotary Drill-String, Liangming Pan Dec 2014

Stability Analysis Of The Rotary Drill-String, Liangming Pan

Doctoral Dissertations

Oil and natural gas are major energy sources for modern society. A rotary drilling system is the best known technology to extract them from underground. The vibration and stability of drilling systems have been studied for decades to improve drilling efficiency and protect expensive down-hole components. It is well known that severe drill-string vibrations are caused by many different loads: axial loads such as the hook load and the self-weight of the drill-string, end torques applied by the surface motor and restrained at the bit, the inertial load caused by whirling, the fluid drag force, and the contact force between ...


A Decision Support Methodology For Improving Equipment Reliability, Caiqiao Xu May 2013

A Decision Support Methodology For Improving Equipment Reliability, Caiqiao Xu

Masters Theses

Purpose - Aggressive Maintenance Strategy can improve the overall operation and reliability through redesigning or modifying equipment. A decision support tool is proposed that could aid in discovering the many options and in selecting the best approach for redesigning or for modifying the equipment. The new tool has three sections that correspond to the equipment life cycle:

1. Keeping the equipment in perfect running condition.
2. Identifying defects as soon as the equipment starts to degrade.
3. Minimizing losses after the equipment has ceased functioning.

Design/Methodology – The first section seeks to keep the equipment running in perfect condition. There are ...